How to have soft, silky smooth skin without paying a fortune for spa treatments

Another post in my series, “How to ________ without _________

Caution, there’s a slightly weird, possibly disturbing picture in the post.  You may not want to continue if you think you’ll be grossed out.  (But it’s really not that bad – I promise.)

One job for the fall is to puree lots and lots of pumpkin to freeze for baked goods and soups and other delicious things throughout the winter.  This involves lots of peeling, steaming, pureeing and freezing. I don’t mind this job.  My favorite part is roasting the seeds. Delicious!  It’s a treat that I look forward to all year.

When I do this yearly job, inevitably this happens to my hands:

The juice from the pumpkin eats away the top layer of my skin.  First my skin gets very tight and itchy.  Then it starts to peel off.  It’s really pretty gross.

But, after it’s all over, my hands are really soft and smooth!

I googled “pumpkin skin peel” and discovered that there are TONS of products out there with pumpkin as an active ingredient.  They all claim to be skin peels and will make your skin soft and smooth.

It turns out that I just proved that the active ingredient actually works.  I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try this on my face but it certainly works for the palms of my hands.

So there you have it.

How to have silky smooth skin without paying a fortune for spa treatments?  Cut up lots of pumpkins!

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2 Responses to How to have soft, silky smooth skin without paying a fortune for spa treatments

  1. Katie says:

    I would like to see the soft silky hand photo as well. 😉

  2. Pingback: How to Eat Lots of Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Without Paying a Dime for Them « Salmon and Souvlaki

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